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Granny Dowbekin's

Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (91 reviews)
“cake” (58 reviews)
“club sandwich” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
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1 - 10 of 721 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lovely, spacious cafe serving a good variety of food. We popped in for coffee and cakes which were delicious, even the decaf! The scones were as they should be - crispy on the outside and soft on the inside - and I...More

Thank Aly F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited Granny Dowbekins today as I had received a voucher for afternoon tea. When I called to book I mentioned I was vegan and asked if they could possibly include one of their fruit cake slices as I knew they were vegan. I was...More

1  Thank laura1585
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic place for all types of eating from breakfast through lunch to afternoon tea. Their cakes and tray bakes are to die for and DOG FRIENDLY TOO!!

Thank alanjsellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here, soup and a slice of delicious cake. Soup was very hot, as it should be, and warm roll - all served with a smile.

Thank Susan B
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Susan. Thank you very much for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed our homemade soup and cake! Hope to see you again soon, Karen.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used this coffee shop as a meeting place while on a walk around the lake. The coffee and cake were very welcome after our walk.

1  Thank Steven B
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steven, Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your coffee and cake with us. Hope to see you all again soon. Karen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having just arrived in Pooley Bridge via the steamer we were in need of a snack to set us up before our walk back to Patterdale . "Granny's" was just perfect delicious home made cakes and some excellent coffee portions were generous prices were reasonable...More

Thank rvpete
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully it kept you sustained all the way to Patterdale! Look forward to seeng you again soon, Karen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves amazing food. Great teas and wonderful puddings. My one complaint? It does not open late. Ive had breakfast lunch and puddings here and it is wonderful. Great place. Fully licensed too.More

Thank Harrydunn1977
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Harry. Thanks very much for your review - It is much appreciated! We are often asked about staying open late but we find that we are so busy most days that we haven't the capacity to make enough pies, cakes and puddings to open...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch because I had read other reviews about the gluten free food that is offered. Fantastic gluten free veg lasagne and chicken/ham/leek pie. There was a small hiccup with non gluten free chips being served with a dish labelled as gluten...More

Thank Rebecca P
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rebecca. Thanks very much for your review. We do try to offer plenty of choice for all dietary requirements and our gluten free options are very popular - even with customers who don't require gluten free - hence the slight mix up with your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had read a review of a family who visited 3 times in a week as the place was so good. They were right. We called in for late lunch and got the last table. Service excellent, food delicious, and portions huge. Abundance of choice to...More

Thank DGD3020
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! and thank you very much for your review. Glad to hear enjoyed your visit. Hopefully the weather will be nice enough to sit outside next time you come and see us! Karen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for breakfast after being told about it by another couple. Glad we took their advice. The place was very busy but this didn't affect the service, the food was fresh and tasty and well priced compared to other places in the area. very...More

Thank chiang-manc
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thanks very much for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again next time you're in Pooley Bridge. Karen

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abeaumont872
2 April 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Property representative |
Hi Yes it's best to as we cannot guarantee you a table otherwise. You can call or email to reserve and we will hold the table for 15 mins Best wishes Colin
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travelkw
15 August 2015|
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do but I don't know what time they open They also cater for vegetarians & also serve gluten free Hope this is of some help to you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86453
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Description
Granny Dowbekin's is a traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. Breakfast, main meals and homemade cakes and scones are served all day. We always offer a selection of vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options as part of the menu as well as smaller portions for children and those with smaller appetites. For our full menu and prices please have a look at our website. We welcome walkers, cyclists and well behaved dogs. Bookings for groups of up to 40 persons are welcome. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed to serve alcohol from 12pm when accompanied by food. Free wifi is available.
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